I have never made it before and I'm making one for a birthday party this weekend.
I've read a few times on the forums that the food coloring made the red velvet taste icky, but I can't recall the brand it was or the brand that was recommended in its place. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thank you in advance!
I know some of the Wilton colors have a bad taste, red and pink. For red velvet I have a large bottle of red food color by ACC Distributors, Inc. Fook Service Distribution. It is a 32 oz bottles, so if making CakeMan Ravens redvelvet it will make 32 cakes. It cost me less than $16.
Well good thing I asked because Wilton is what I have! Ty ty ty!
LorAnn Red Velvet Cake emulsion:
I use Chef Quality Red Food Coloring. I get it from Restaurant Depot.
i can only buy wilton locally unless i order online so i usually use wilton, however if you do make sure you buy the NO TASTE red.
I use Cakeman's recipe and I just use McCormick. I use much less than he does and it's still vibrant red.
I was just thinking about this earlier today....Has anyone ever tried the Americolor Red ... ?
I bought a big bottle at GFS and it tastes fine. Plus, it was soooooo much cheaper by the ounce than McCormick was at my grocery store.
One time I ran out of McCormick between layers, had to get a store brand (the store was out), and the color was a muddy reddish brown. It was a wedding cake and I had to re-bake it. I think Sam's has McCormick. I have it included into my recipe as part of the liquid, even though I cut it, so I just haven't tried gel, but I have read that it works just fine. I'm thinking of making it blue for my grandson's first birthday next Monday. If I do, I'll use gel and post the results.